Quit Your Slouching! How to Fix Bad Posture

Here's how to improve your posture so you'll look and feel better (11 Photos)

Arricca SanSone on Mar 26, 2012 at 12:34PM

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Quit Your Slouching! How to Fix Bad Posture

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How Slouching Hurts Your Body

Slouching -- with your shoulders and upper back rounded forward -- can lead to aches and pains in your back, neck and shoulders. “Headaches and tension in the shoulders and back are often created by chronic bad posture,” says Peggy W. Brill, a physical therapist based in New York City and spokesperson for the American Physical Therapy Association. “If you’re slouching, you may also have gastrointestinal reflux or feel fatigued because you’re unable to breathe deeply.”

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